Help a Freelance Labor Reporter Afford to Take 4th of July Off


Help Us Reach Our 4th of July Goal

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Holidays like this 4 day Fourth of July weekend are the worse for freelancers. Not only can’t you afford to take time off as you have no paid holiday, but the editors, who assign you work, are all on vacation so there is no work.

So to be able to afford to take off for the 4 days, I am asking my readers to help me raise $400.

While I don’t have enough money to go on vacation, so I am gonna staycation here in wonderful Pittsburgh.

However, I promise to use your money to relax, hike the Rachel Carson National Heritage Trail, buy some meat to grill, go to a ballgame, the money will most definitely be used to buy a beer at a funk-soul dance party this weekend.

Thanks once again for everyone’s support. Being a freelancer is hard, but my reader’s donation, enable me as a labor reporter to cover things that I normally wouldn’t be able to cover.

So pass the hat and donate so that a freelance labor reporter can enjoy the freedom to enjoy a holiday like everyone else.

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About the Author

Mike Elk
Mike Elk is an Emmy-nominated labor reporter who covered everything from Lula & the Brazilian labor movement to major league baseball. He spent years covering union organizing in the South for The Guardian and was labeled by the New York Times as an "abrasive gadfly" for exposing within the labor movement. Raised in a UE union family in Pittsburgh, Elk was illegally for union organizing at Politico in 2015 and used his NLRB settlement to start the crowd-funded Payday Report. He lives in his hometown of Pittsburgh and is fluent in both Pittsburghese and Portuguese, which he learned when attending journalism school at PUC-Rio de Janerio. Email: [email protected]

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